The state chairmen of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) have rejected the purported suspension of the chairman of the party’s board of trustees (BoT), Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, by the National Working Committee (NWC).
The position of the NNPP chairmen was made known in a statement signed by their chairman and NNPP chairman in Kwara state, Alhaji AbdulSalam AbdulRasaq.
In the statement released in Ilorin Friday, AbdulRazaq described the purported suspension of Aniebonam as “uncalled for and unacceptable.”
Demanding the immediate reversal of the suspension order, AbdulRazaq called on the presidential candidate of the party in the 2023 general elections, Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso, to call his cronies in the NWC to order.
The statement read in part, “We, state chairmen of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), received with shock and utmost disbelief the purported suspension of the chairman of the Board of Trustees of our great party, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam.
“We consider the action of the members of the National Working Committee (NWC) as ill- advised and an affront on the constitution of our party.
“We, therefore, demand the immediate reversal of the suspension order on Dr. Aniebonam, who not only laid the solid foundation for the NNPP, but has toiled for over 20 years nurturing the party to its present enviable position.
“For emphasis’s sake, the decision of NWC is unfortunate, uncalled for and unacceptable to us- the Forum of NNPP state chairmen.
“It is on this note that we are calling on the NNPP’s presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso, to call his cronies in the NWC to order.
“Senator Kwakwanso should heed our advice in the general interest of our party; and more especially, in the interest of the only NNPP governor in the country, the governor of Kano state.”